Altered Carbon (2018–2020)
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Fallen Angel 

While Kovacs tracks down a man who sent Bancroft a death threat, Lt. Ortega bends the rules to keep tabs on his whereabouts.


Nick Hurran


Richard Morgan (based on the novel by) (as Richard K. Morgan), Laeta Kalogridis (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Kinnaman ... Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy ... Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda ... Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner ... Poe
Dichen Lachman ... Reileen Kawahara (credit only)
Ato Essandoh ... Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman ... Miriam Bancroft
Trieu Tran ... Mr. Leung (credit only)
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Quellcrist Falconer
Tamara Taylor ... Oumou Prescott
Waleed Zuaiter ... Samir Abboud
Lisa Chandler ... Mary Lou Henchy
Stephanie Cleough ... Anemone
Marlene Forte ... Alazne Ortega
Teach Grant ... Jimmy DeSoto


Kovacs accepts Bancroft's offer and begins the investigation using videos Bancroft had received threatening his life. He identifies the serial number of a weapon in a video and tracks down the owner, a former military soldier. Meanwhile Lt. Ortega uses a device to follow Kovacs's movements and whereabouts. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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[first lines]
Takeshi Kovacs: [narrating] Peace is an illusion. And no matter how tranquil the world seems, peace doesn't last long. Peace is a struggle against our very nature. A skin we stretch over the bone, muscle, and sinew of our own innate savagery.
Fisherman: What are you doing?
Boy: [reaching for floating woman] We can't just leave her here.
Fisherman: She's not our problem. You want to get us arrested? Just let her go.
Takeshi Kovacs: [continuing narration] The instinct of violence curls inside us like a parasite, waiting for a chance to feed on our ...
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Unfortunatelly, very weak.
16 May 2019 | by iZergSee all my reviews

This show is composed of some of my favorite genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery and more. And as most fans of a particular genre, I would excuse minor inadequacies and weaknesses.

However, this show, so far, and this episode in particular has major problems.

  • There's hinting in conversations for the audience to explain basic logic.

  • Most dialogue is lazily written and follows a formula of little threats, snarky comments etc.

  • There's the overplayed and overacted Cliché of the loose canon cop, Lt. Ortega, whose only convincing performance is when conversing with her mother. Other than that she's been given exaggerated body language, overpowering delivery of every line etc.

Also, bland, non-relateble characters, AIs taking physical form around a table to drink alcohol and play poker(?) and some other minor things, I'm sure.

Worst of all, so far, it fails to grip the viewer. I don't find myself investd enough to want to see where the story goes.

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Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Netflix)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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